Navigation Links
Positive Xeloda(R) Five-Year Overall Survival Study Data in the Adjuvant Treatment of Colon Cancer Presented at Leading European Cancer Meeting
Date:9/25/2007

BARCELONA, Spain, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Five-year follow-up overall survival data from the X-ACT (Xeloda in Adjuvant Colon Cancer Trial) study show that oral chemotherapy Xeloda(R) (capecitabine) is as effective as the current standard treatment - intravenous bolus 5-FU/LV (5-fluorouracil/ leucovorin) - in the adjuvant treatment of Dukes' C colon cancer. These data were presented today at the 14th European Cancer Conference (ECCO) in Barcelona, Spain.

Results show five-year overall survival rates for Xeloda at 71.4 percent compared to 68.4 percent in the 5-FU/LV arm. Additional data presented at the meeting from a previous analysis show that Xeloda is also comparable to 5- FU/LV with respect to disease-free survival (DFS) and relapse-free survival (RFS).

"These updated five-year overall survival data provide further proof that Xeloda can be a safe and effective alternative to the current standard of care for adjuvant colorectal cancer, which can require upwards of 30 clinic visits over the 24-week treatment course," said Dr. Howard Burris of the Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Nashville, Tenn., and lead U.S. investigator in the study. "Based on this evidence, physicians - especially those who have relied on 5- FU/LV - should feel confident about exploring Xeloda as a treatment option with their patients who could benefit from the flexibility of oral chemotherapy."

Previous results from the X-ACT study also show that Xeloda is more cost- effective than the Mayo Clinic regimen (the current standard treatment) and is associated with fewer side effects. Additionally, many of the side effects can be easily managed by altering the dose without compromising efficacy.(1,2) In the same analysis, costs for medicines to treat side effects, such as nausea and diarrhea, were cut by nearly 75 percent in the Xeloda arm compared to use of intravenous 5-FU/LV.

"We are pleased to see that Xeloda is standing up to its initial promise as an alternativ
'/>"/>

SOURCE Roche
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine technology :

1. Neose Announces Presentation of Positive Preclinical Data on GlycoPEGylated Factor VIIa at the XXI Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
2. Positive Aggrastat Results Featured in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology
3. Portola Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Data from a Phase II Study of its Factor Xa Inhibitor at the XXI Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
4. Protox Announces Positive Clinical Data from Prostate Cancer Study
5. AM-Pharma Announces Positive Results of Phase IIa Clinical Trial with Alkaline Phosphatase For Ulcerative Colitis
6. Cougar Biotechnology Announces Presentation of Positive CB7630 Clinical Data at ESMO Conference
7. TransPharma Medical Announces Positive Results of Phase I Clinical Trials for Transdermal Delivery of hPTH (1-34) for Osteoporosis Treatment
8. Positive ZIO-201 Interim Phase II Sarcoma Data Presented at European Society for Medical Oncology
9. Cosmo Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Preliminary Phase II/III Data with Rifamycin MMX in Infectious Diarrhea
10. Portola Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Phase II EXPERT Results and Additional Oral and Poster Presentations at the XXI Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)
11. Chi-Med Announces Positive Phase II Proof-of-Concept Data for HMPL-004 in Ulcerative Colitis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/24/2014)... Mexico , Dec. 24, 2014  Novastem, ... of its first patient in its study for ... the American Stroke Association, ischemic strokes account for ... to enroll qualified patients in the study, entitled ... Administration of Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Intrathecal ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 24, 2014  Commonwealth Cornerstone Group (CCG) today announced the ... on Tuesday to help fund the expansion and consolidation of ... Sharon . PHN is the ... . It is the largest employer in ... people on staff. Currently, PHN Sharon offers scattered ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... N.Y. , Dec. 24, 2014 Kinex ... dosed with KX2-361 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. ... small molecule drug that has shown potent inhibitory activity ... including those that are resistant to Temozolomide (T98G), the ... glioma. In a well-established brain tumor mouse model, KX2-361 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Novastem Treats First Patient Using Stemedica's Mesenchymal and Neural Stem Cell Combination Therapy for Ischemic Stroke 2Novastem Treats First Patient Using Stemedica's Mesenchymal and Neural Stem Cell Combination Therapy for Ischemic Stroke 3Novastem Treats First Patient Using Stemedica's Mesenchymal and Neural Stem Cell Combination Therapy for Ischemic Stroke 4Commonwealth Cornerstone Group Announces $8 Million in Tax Credits to Expand and Consolidate Healthcare Services in Sharon 2Commonwealth Cornerstone Group Announces $8 Million in Tax Credits to Expand and Consolidate Healthcare Services in Sharon 3Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 2Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 3
... Calif., Nov. 10, 2011 Highlights from ... of action observed in placebo-controlled trials Comparative ... Safety and efficacy in post-prostatectomy population ... that multiple abstracts will be presented at the Sexual Medicine ...
... ALBANY, New York, November 10, 2011 According ... http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com ) " North America & Europe Minimally ...  " the prostate cancer minimally invasive surgical device ... be $14.2 billion in 2011 and expected to reach $24.9 ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Avanafil Data to be Presented at the Sexual Medicine Society of North America Meeting 2Avanafil Data to be Presented at the Sexual Medicine Society of North America Meeting 3Avanafil Data to be Presented at the Sexual Medicine Society of North America Meeting 4Avanafil Data to be Presented at the Sexual Medicine Society of North America Meeting 5Transparency Market Research: The North America and Europe Minimally Invasive Prostate Cancer Surgery Market is Booming: Expected to Attain a Market Size of USD 24.9 Billion by 2016 2Transparency Market Research: The North America and Europe Minimally Invasive Prostate Cancer Surgery Market is Booming: Expected to Attain a Market Size of USD 24.9 Billion by 2016 3Transparency Market Research: The North America and Europe Minimally Invasive Prostate Cancer Surgery Market is Booming: Expected to Attain a Market Size of USD 24.9 Billion by 2016 4Transparency Market Research: The North America and Europe Minimally Invasive Prostate Cancer Surgery Market is Booming: Expected to Attain a Market Size of USD 24.9 Billion by 2016 5
(Date:12/25/2014)... New York, New York (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 ... ) continue to move forward in a number ... Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. ... the Court is scheduled to convene a Joint Status ... 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Parties have been directed to ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... North Carolina (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 ... North Carolina Retirement Community, recently showed their generous ... girls of the Catawba County Parenting Network- Grandparents ... the 10 children gathered around the largest Christmas ... to open presents purchased by residents of the ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 AlignLife of ... unable to afford certain items. During the holiday season, AlignLife ... collected over 70 toys," says Dr. Sara Mahalko-Leonhardt, owner of ... staff such joy, knowing that we are able to give ... had it not been for the generosity of our patients." ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Connie Casad, MD, a well-known and ... with 30 years of practice experience in Dallas, Texas, ... benefits of dietary detoxification. The second study is scheduled ... results from test patients who just completed a 21-day ... interest in conducting the study, Dr. Casad said, "About ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... (PRWEB) December 24, 2014 New studies reveal ... to hearing loss related depression (March 6, 2014, JAMA Otolaryngology*). ... gradual hearing loss (about 50 percent according to recent polls) ... effect on how a person feels and relates to the ... overall improvements are also made by way of:, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Federal Court Overseeing Thousands of Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Set to Convene Joint Status Conference for All Litigations, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing Thousands of Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Set to Convene Joint Status Conference for All Litigations, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Federal Court Overseeing Thousands of Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Set to Convene Joint Status Conference for All Litigations, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Retirement Community Residents Make Impact During Holiday Season 2Health News:AlignLife of Wauwatosa Brings Joy to Less Fortunate Families 2Health News:Connie Casad, MD, Now Accepting Test Participants for January Dietary Detoxification Study 2Health News:Connie Casad, MD, Now Accepting Test Participants for January Dietary Detoxification Study 3Health News:Recent Studys Underscore the Fact That One of the Best Gifts to Give This Holiday Season is a Hearing Test 2Health News:Recent Studys Underscore the Fact That One of the Best Gifts to Give This Holiday Season is a Hearing Test 3Health News:Recent Studys Underscore the Fact That One of the Best Gifts to Give This Holiday Season is a Hearing Test 4Health News:Recent Studys Underscore the Fact That One of the Best Gifts to Give This Holiday Season is a Hearing Test 5Health News:Recent Studys Underscore the Fact That One of the Best Gifts to Give This Holiday Season is a Hearing Test 6
... Journal of the American College of Nutrition ... type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome of nut ... Tree nut (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, ... was associated with higher levels of high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol ...
... are not the best option for some young patients ... clinical remission after the initial weeks of intense chemotherapy ... of such pediatric ALL patients identified a subset of ... percent after additional chemotherapy rather than bone marrow transplantation. ...
... Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, April ... can help treat depression in people with Parkinson,s disease ... rigidity, researchers have found. Nearly 1 million people ... a progressive movement disorder marked by tremor, slowness and/or ...
... -- The spouses of cancer patients are at increased risk ... Researchers said the explanation might be that stress takes a ... Swedish cancer registry and the Swedish inpatient registry, researchers found ... to 29 percent in people whose partner had cancer. ...
... CHICAGO --- Pregnant women who are overweight with moderately elevated blood ... concern was for women who were obese or who had gestational ... health risks to the mom and baby. ... average for weight and blood sugar are at a higher risk ...
... April 11 (HealthDay News) -- A new nonsurgical method ... head injury patients, according to a new study. ... to increased pressure inside the skull, which can crush ... Monitoring brain pressure can help doctors determine the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Tree nut consumption associated with lower body weight and lower prevalence of health risks 2Health News:Chemotherapy proves life-saving for some leukemia patients who fail induction therapy 2Health News:Chemotherapy proves life-saving for some leukemia patients who fail induction therapy 3Health News:Newer Antidepressants May Be Safe for Parkinson's Patients 2Health News:Newer Antidepressants May Be Safe for Parkinson's Patients 3Health News:New pregnancy risk for babies and moms 2Health News:Nonsurgical Method to Measure Brain Pressure Shows Promise 2
Pilling-Weck, medium-large clip size, 10mm, rotatable take apart...
Insert only, Pilling-Weck small clip size...
Pilling-Weck, small clip size, 10mm, rotatable take apart...
Insert only, Ethicon, small clip size...
Medicine Products: